Clermont in Fayette County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Abraham Lincoln Statue and Park
Soldiers & Sailors of the Civil War
Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War
Erected 1902 by City of Clermont and Governor Wm. Larrabee.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 43° 0.195′ N, 91° 39.157′ W. Marker is in Clermont, Iowa, in Fayette County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Mill Street (U.S. 18) and Stone Street (County Road B60), on the right when traveling north. Statue, monument and markers are located in Lincoln Park, at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clermont IA 52135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fayette County Historical Center (approx. 8.3 miles away); William Wells (approx. 8.3 miles away).
Regarding Abraham Lincoln Statue and Park. National Register of Historic Places #00001197.
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1. Abraham Lincoln Statue and Park (Wikipedia). The statue was erected in 1902 and dedicated in 1903. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. It is also referred to as the Bissell Statue after the artist who created (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Lincoln Park. Ex-Governor and Mrs. Wm. Larrabee led a movement whereby the citizens of the whole township devised plans to raise funds for the erection of a Soldiers’ Monument in Clermont. Lots were secured across from the Rock Island Depot. Mr. and Mrs. Larrabee had seen a handsome bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln on their travels in Edinburgh, Scotland, and they secured the services of the same sculptor to duplicate this great piece of work for Clermont’s Lincoln Park. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Bissell Statue in Clermont, Iowa. The original work depicted President Lincoln with a freed slave, but this version shows him with one hand behind his back and the other holding the Emancipation Proclamation. Sculptor George Bissell, who fought with a Connecticut regiment during the war, also created four war scenes in relief for the pedestal. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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